SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) today announced a new partnership with Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix), a national nonprofit that provides free event tickets to service members and veterans. The partnership seeks to provide military families with opportunities to receive sports and entertainment event tickets free of charge with a very small delivery fee.
To date, Vet Tix has provided more than two million tickets to service members, veterans and their families from all branches of the military. Vet Tix distributes tickets to professional and collegiate sporting events, concerts, NASCAR, performing arts and family activities in all 50 states.
"The Armed Services YMCA is excited about connecting our military members and their families with the variety of event tickets provided by Vet Tix," said William French, President | CEO, Armed Services YMCA. "This program aligns well with our mission of Making Military Life Easier and with 95% of their funding going directly to their programs, this partnership aligns well with our financial stewardship goals."
"Where there are empty seats, Vet Tix seeks to fill them with people who have served our country and their families. Giving an event ticket is an expression of appreciation and recognition that honors the service of the troops today and long after their tour of duty has passed," said Mike Focareto, CEO and Founder, Vet Tix. "Attending these events helps veterans reduce stress through entertainment, strengthen family bonds, build life long memories, and encourage them to stay engaged with American life and local communities."
About Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix)
Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation supporting our military community. Vet Tix provides free event tickets to currently serving military, veterans and family members of those killed in action to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities. Military and veterans experience many difficult transitions as they reintegrate into their families, communities, and eventually, into civilian life. Attending events improves morale, strengthens family bonds through shared interests and encourages service members to stay engaged with local communities and American life. In gratitude for their service and to support their reintegration, Vet Tix is dedicated to giving back to those who gave so much.
About Armed Services YMCA
Each year, the Armed Services YMCA serves more than half a million junior enlisted active duty Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen and their families from 200 service centers in 18 states. Whether providing respite child care for parents in need, summer camps for kids, or assisting with emergency needs, the Armed Services YMCA is a nonprofit with a mission: Make Military Life Easier. To learn more about the Armed Services YMCA visit asymca.org, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.
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